Winter Camping!

The variables lined up for a winter camping adventure: sunny 40 degree days, nights around freezing, and low wind speeds. The winds while driving were actually much higher than expected–35 mph gusts on I-25. However, I did not know that when we took off, so I learned what those wind speeds are like when pulling…

Legal, Squeaky Clean, and Ready to Roll Again

Yesterday morning I happened to look at the back of the camper. Oops–I forgot about the temporary license plate, which expired on October 1. So,  I gathered up all my paperwork and high-tailed it 1.5 blocks to the county courthouse for the permanent registration and plates.  Everyone is so nice there, and they got me…

Winter To-Do List for Camper

Well, I am not out camping, but that does not keep me from thinking about the camper.  Those darn pop-up forums!  Here is my list of winter projects: Line plywood sliders under mattresses with reflectix Cut reflectix panels to fit inside zip up windows Sew flannel dog blanket to fit on sofa cushions Crochet draft…

Young Gulls

I thought for sure I found a new-to-me bird. Turns out I was watching immature gulls of some kind. My books disagree on which gulls live in Wyoming; however, the pictures I found and the online website that lists Wyoming birds suggests they are immature Hermann Gulls. I was able to get good photos because…

October Camping – Two

Tango and I set out for a long walk along the shoreline. The water level is low like all the other reservoirs in the area: water goes downstream throughout the summer for irrigation, and the eagerly anticipated snow melt next spring will fill them again. Before we reach the beach, we see our first sign…